Eddy Collier is President of Home and Business Services for Direct Energy, and is a member of Direct Energy’s Executive Committee.
Eddy’s core responsibility is to support residential customers, as well as commercial, institutional and industrial customers, manage their comfort needs and energy costs by providing a broad suite of innovative products and services.
His team delivers energy management consulting services, energy audits, smart meters, HVAC installs (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), home improvements, home protection plans, water heaters, electrical appliance services, residential new construction, plumbing, building automation and facility maintenance. Eddy is also responsible for ensuring Direct Energy maintains a strong health and safety record.
Eddy works closely with Direct Energy’s energy sales divisions to ensure his team’s supporting products and services that help to lower energy consumption and achieve cost efficiencies.
Eddy first joined our parent company Centrica in 2002, and he has been a leader in several of Centrica’s UK-based businesses including British Gas New Heating, British Gas Central Heating Installations, British Gas Residential Energy, and directed Centrica’s Finance and Strategy unit. Eddy has delivered strong profitability and growth, balanced profitability with social responsibility, developed world class customer service, and increased employee engagement scores to best-in-class levels.
Prior to joining our organization, Eddy was responsible for the commercial and investment banking practice in Ernst & Young, which included setting up stock exchanges and money markets in Eastern Europe, he led Logica Management Consulting, a global practice dedicated to business optimization, and worked in new business development in the software engineering services.
Eddy is now based in Toronto, Canada. He has a Masters in Math from Oxford University and a Masters in Computer Science from City University London. On the personal front, Eddy and his wife have two daughters, and his family enjoys weekend sailing.